Latham backs under-fire Taylor

Despite going through a rough patch, the senior-most player in the New Zealand side got support from his fellow players. The Kiwis opener Tom Latham said that Taylor is a vital cog in the team’s composition and he will score runs at crucial junctures. Adding to the batting woes, Taylor also dropped Virat Kohli during his match-winning unbeaten knock of 154 runs when the Indian vice-captain was batting on 6.

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has also criticized the senior player for his poor form and not helping the young men in the team. Taylor scored three ducks on his six outings in the tour so far. His best score was 44 runs that came in the third ODI in Mohali.

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